El Paso Chihuahuas Need Three Consecutive Wins for Second PCL Title
The El Paso Chihuahuas 2017 season has been filled with drama, excitement, and suspense. After spending most of the year in third place, Rod Barajas' team came on strong in the final six weeks and captured their third straight division title. Then, the defending champs swept Reno to advance to the PCL Title for the second year in-a-row. Now, the Dogs are in a must-win situation after losing this afternoon to Memphis 2-0 in 11 innings. The Redbirds head to El Paso and need just one more win against the Chihuahuas to capture their first PCL crown since 2009.
The 11am game was actually a make-up from Tuesday's rain-out, which forced both teams to play on their travel day. El Paso's Bryan Rodriguez hurled seven scoreless innings, while Kevin Herget pitched a masterpiece, with 15 strikeouts in eight innings. Jose Garcia was the hero with the game-winning two-run home run off of Eric Yardley with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning. The Chihuahuas left seven men on base, and Franchy Cordero was the only player to finish with two hits in the game.
The best of five series continues tomorrow night at Southwest University Park when Ryan Helsley opposes El Paso's Walter Lockett. First pitch will be at 7:05pm with Tim Hagerty calling all the action on 600 ESPN El Paso.